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Quick question about xp mode

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October 31, 2009 10:22:40 PM

do i need to download and install drivers in xp mode or do they run of the ones already installed in win 7. i have a old serial port i need for card programmers that i have to run in xp.

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November 1, 2009 12:57:52 AM

dont bother with it i took all the time installed crapware of software just to get it to work to find out its laggier then teamviewer or remote desktop
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November 1, 2009 2:20:00 AM

alright then i think i will run a separate xp computer maybe a p4 or something.

so Microsoft just threw it in to reel in some customers you think ?
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November 1, 2009 4:38:34 AM

I disagree with AtuBrian I find that XP mode works fine in a decent computer. Although it isn’t sutible for games most applications work without any problems. You will need to install driver for certain hardware devices like your card programmer.
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November 1, 2009 5:36:09 PM

You also need almost double the RAM (MS recommends 8GB) if you're going to run XP mode. 2GB just isn't going to cut it and 4GB is almost adequate.
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November 1, 2009 7:50:54 PM

i am looking to build a system with 4 gb do you think the extra 4 is worth it ?
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November 1, 2009 7:59:55 PM

Yes. If you can afford the extra 4GB, install 64 bit Windows 7 and load up your box with 8GB of ram.
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